Yeah, I agree with this. This is something we’ve talked about in the form of a “short-form feed” for a while. Let me see whether I can find what we publicly wrote about it in the past:
Ray’s shortform feed (as an experiment to test how this feels and works)
Some discussion here by lahwran’s and responses by the team
A short section in the Frontpage Commenting Guidelines:
We may build features in the future that are for more short-form and clearly ephemeral content on LessWrong. If so, this will be in a new section of the site built to be less like a repository of timeless information and discussion, and more like (e.g.) a Facebook feed.
I am still not sure about what the exact best implementation of this is, and would be interested in thoughts and feedback. We are right now working on some larger reworks of the frontpage, so now might be a good time to discuss this again.
It’s great that we already had these ideas before. The “short-form” would definitely be of interest to some. In addition, it doesn’t have to necessarily be ephemeral. For example, on the Halfbakery mentioned above, posts (even if short) continue to function (e.g., I can comment on something from the last century), even if it was just a short post.